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Dan Durston (dandydan) - BPL Premium Member

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Re: CR2
Aaron: "How would you rate the space on the CR2 for two 6' + people? What about these same people plus gear? What about 2 people plus a dog, and 2 people plus a dog and gear? Just wonderin...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 10:33pm

Yeah the ankle is a's okay under normal use but a slight twist is excruciatingly painful. I've got a 3 day trip coming up in 2 weeks....hopefully its ok for that. Gotta buy...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 7:14pm

To revive this topic.....I'm surprised I don't hear more about the LiteSpeed pack. A search of this website only revealed this thread and a lot of other websites have nothing on it. In m...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 vs. GoLite LiteSpeed w/o Frame
July 22, 6:17pm

Bag is sold

In Gear Swap » FS: North Face Kilo Bag (600FP Down, 30F)
July 22, 5:31pm

Oops, I was a bit worked up apologies. I'm cool headed again now. You're right that the Rainbow is longer and thus better suited for people significantly over 6". I do ...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 5:27pm

Re: Tarptent vs MSR
David: "By the way, BPL used the Manufacturer's spec for length." BPL measured the length. I quote from the review: "The length is 84 inches as specified." The wall at...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 5:02pm

Strange....BPL measured the CR2 as an honest 84" (7 feet) in length in their review of it. I don't see how someone how is 8 inches shorter than that would need to sleep diagonal unless the...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 1:55pm

Re: Space
Brett: "a 6' person might fit into the CR2 but by the looks of it they would be touching both ends as those slopes are pretty low while in the Scarp 2 you pretty much have the whole floor ...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 1:20pm

I imagine that MSR uses standard retail mark up in their pricing which is a 100% markup. So shops likely buy the CR2 for about $250 and then try to sell them for close to $500 so they can cover the...

In GEAR » Tarptent vs MSR
July 22, 12:12pm

Re: GoLite Jam2 Functionality Question
Joe: "I put the basket on my trekking pole in the bottom loop, and use the upper loop around the handle. It would work either way though." This sounds like a good setup. Thanks for the...

In GEAR » GoLite Jam2 Functionality Question
July 22, 12:01pm

All Reader Reviews by Dan Durston

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Mountain Laurel Designs Cuben DuoMid
The DuoMid is the best shelter for solo hikers. Don't be misled by the "Duo" in its name - you could cram two hikers in here but it's poorly suited for that (ie. no vestibule space, ...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
September 22, 1:56pm

Evernew 300ml Dbl Wall Mug (ECA354)
I like the idea of a robust, double wall titanium mug that may be a bit heavier...

In Cookware - Titanium
September 22, 11:01am

Montane Minimus DT Pant
These pants are a very niche product. They're light (4.25oz Med) but the Pertex Shield+ m...

In Clothing - Raingear
September 22, 10:31am

Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Survival Gear - BPL Gear Shop)
I have this kit and the FireLite Mini kit. This sparker is a bit lighter than the FireLite Mini but I don't trust this sparker 100% like I do the FireLite. This sparker doesn't work well wh...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:21pm

BPL FireLite Firestarter
I love this FireLite Mini. It's the only thing that I 100% trust to start a fire. With a mini Bic you can run out of gas, be at too high of an altitude, get it wet or get it oily. Matches can ...

In First Aid and Survival Gear & Accessories
October 28, 11:19pm

Hyperlight Mtn Gear Echo I
I wasn't sure where to put this review as the Echo I can be used as either a tarp or a double wall tent. OVERVIEW I've given the Echo I five stars because it's quality construct...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
October 16, 4:15pm

Golite 2006 Reed Pants
I've got the original Reed pants (4oz in a size medium) and they are prefect rain pants for UL hiking. They've been adequately durable, totally waterproof and light. I don't want ankle zip...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:27pm

Marmot Essence
I'll be the first one to give this jacket 5 stars. Marmot has made a number of changes to this jacket over the years so criticisms of the earlier models are no longer relevant. My Essence is t...

In Clothing - Raingear
October 15, 10:22pm

Baladeo 22 Grams Knife
This knife is a brilliant design. Every part of it is functional and the result is a lot of knife for just 22g (or 24.3g as mine as actually weighs). When I opened the (very nice) box and first played...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 6:10pm

Nite ize S-Biner
After using another small biner that failed due to a poor design, I switched the Nite Ize Size 1 biner for bear bagging this summer. I use one of these to clip to my 1.4mm spectra cord to my food sack...

In Miscellaneous Products
October 03, 5:56pm